Ripple Effect Film Project Blue Carpet Premiere
Thank you to all who participated in the 2019 Ripple Effect Film Project. The Water Conservation Office received over 550 film submissions with 29 films making it to the finalist round. Held during the EPA WaterSense's Fix a Leak Week, hundreds of guests filled The Morton Theatre to watch creative films about how our community can protect our water resources.
Below are the 2019 films selected as Best Overall, Best in Category, and Audience Choice Awards.
Visit the Lily Anne Phibian YouTube channel to view the entire playlist of 2019 Ripple Effect Film Project Finalist films.
Best Overall Award Winner
Congratulations to Alora Plemmons, winner of the Best Overall Award. In her video, Ocean View, Alora used humor to alert people to the dangers plastic straws create for sea life when not disposed of properly.
Below are the winning videos in the various categories and audience choice.
Fix a Leak
Household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide. To prevent this water loss, the EPA's WaterSense encourages people to find and repair leaks during Fix a Leak Week, with the next set for March 18-24, 2019.
Best in Category: Fix a Leak, Jr. Division
Leaks, by Katherine Queen
Winner, Category: Fix a Leak, Sr. Division
Loo Detective, by Michael Baldwin
Audience Choice Winner
Drip, Drip, Drip, by Leslie Johnson's Kindergarten Class
EPA's WaterSense Fix a Leak Week
ACC Water Conservation Office
Detect and Chase Down Leaks
Water Use it Wisely
Fix a Leak Week Family Fact Sheet
A car leaking oil, transmission fluid, or antifreeze is not only trouble for your car, but our water quality, too. The fluid drips onto the street or parking lot and can be washed away into our water sources by stormwater runoff.
Winner, Audience Choice Award & Best in Category:
Oil-Slick, by Waylon Vaughn
When Your Car's Leaking Oil on the Street...
Don't Drip & Drive
My Car is Leaking Fluid: Six Liquids that May Drip from a Car
Auto Fluids Fact Sheet, Carmel, IN
Litter has a nasty way of getting into our water. Sometimes trash finds its way into water intentionally, such as when it is thrown directly into the water. Other times it occurs unintentionally, such as when carelessly discarded trash is carried by wind or stormwater runoff. Either way, we need to do what we can to put trash in its place.
Best in Category, Litter Elementary & Audience Choice Award, Litter Elementary:
Littervention, by Lieth Benitez-Reyes, Susan Cardin, Cheyenne Hardy, Lisa Lane, Joyce Odeyemi, and Caitlin Smith
Best in Category, Litter Middle School:
No Plastic in MY River!, by Skylar Magnarella
Audience Choice Award, Litter Middle School:
The Litter Critics, by Annie Johnson, Lily Hefner, Mr. Hefner, Ava Jansen, and Alyssa Weiszer
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
Rivers Alive Athens
NOAA Marine Debris Program
EPA's Trash-Free Waters
Litter Fact Sheet, Carmel, IN
The Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program makes it easy for you to use less water. Using third-party testing, products using 20% less water than the traditional counterpart and perform as well or better earn the coveted WaterSense label. Look for the logo and install these items when replacing/updating fixtures or installing outdoor watering systems.
Best in Category & Audience Choice Award:
Curse of the Water Police, by Yehyun Hong
WaterSense Statistics and Facts
Funding for WaterSource
Shower Better Month
Sprinkler Spruce Up